Zonky Jazz Band

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"I would bet a dime against a donut, other bands may come and go, but when you hear the Zonky you will want it to stay!" The Zonky Jazz Band is a community of jazz musicians in Spokane, WA that loves to play hot jazz and swing from the 1920s to the 1940s. We've been playing together in various combos since 2007.

We're really excited about music. Especially this music, the music of the pre-War jazz era. We want to share it with as many people as possible, and along the way, we want to introduce you to (or re-acqaint you with) the music of our hometown heroes, the Crosbys (Bing and Bob), Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker. Yeah, they're from right here in little ol' Spokaloo!

But we don't stop there! We love to play everything from Louis Armstrong to Mary Lou Williams to Slim and Slam to Nat King Cole to Benny Goodman Sextet to Django Reinhardt to the Kansas City 5, 6, and 7s to Fats Waller and beyond. (Note: "Zonky" is a song written by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf!)

To that end, we perform a monthly live show at The Bartlett music venue in Spokane, WA. It's called "Zonky Night." We know that not all of you can attend every time, and we also know that even if you did, you might also like to take some of the music with you, to play at home or in your car or at work. You might also like to hear the live show itself, via podcast, especially if you live elsewhere, or can't make it in person. So, we've decided to record a song, a video, and a podcast each month, all generally based on Zonky Night, our monthly show.

Keeping a live jazz show going, as many of you know, is not easy. But it's so important. "Jazz gives us a painless way of understanding ourselves." (Wynton Marsalis) "Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life." (Art Blakey) We're building a jazz scene in Spokane, song by song, month by month, and we're lifting people up in the process.

With your help, we can build a community around this effort. Your patronage will keep the live show going, all the while supporting the challenging work it takes to record and produce mp3s, videos, and podcasts.

Additionally, when we reach 500 patrons, we'll start booking monthly guest artists from around the country. This is huge for the work we do because it means the greater Spokane community will be enriched by the exchange of musical experiences and ideas as national and regional acts take the stage with us. It also means our podcasts will be even more spectacular!

What's in it for you? Well, you'll have exclusive access to our work! And you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you're supporting a whole scene of people - musicians, yes - but also dancers, music students, and regular folk, who all thrive when music has a strong foundation.

Want to know more? Please drop us a line at [email protected] We'd love to hear from you! 

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When we reach 500 patrons, we'll start booking guest artists to join us from around the country on a monthly basis.
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